1. pilsbury's Avatar
    Another noob iPad question. I know there's probably a program to install on my iPad 1 to sync with a printer, I'm assuming via Bluetooth. My question is-what program, and do I need a special printer or retrofit my existing printer with some type of receiver?
    07-29-2011 10:27 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    Another noob iPad question. I know there's probably a program to install on my iPad 1 to sync with a printer, I'm assuming via Bluetooth. My question is-what program, and do I need a special printer or retrofit my existing printer with some type of receiver?
    Your iPad can detect wireless printer by it self no app needed if you have a older printer like non wireless and it's hooked to a computer you can share it on your network but also need to install a app called air print activator it runs it the background and worked flawless for me with a laser printer I had
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    07-30-2011 12:06 AM
  3. Dean211284's Avatar
    So if I get the app on my ipad1. When I want to print something, where is the print button? Thx
    07-30-2011 06:14 AM
  4. pilsbury's Avatar
    Is there any reason I couldn't hook my iPad up to my printer via USB if I could install the printer's drivers on the iPad? Or would I even need to do that?
    07-30-2011 08:31 AM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    So if I get the app on my ipad1. When I want to print something, where is the print button? Thx
    Not a app on the iPad it's built in when viewing a email press the icon in upper corner looks like a arrow jumping out of a box and press print it will find any printers on your wireless network that are AirPrint capable.
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    07-30-2011 10:42 AM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    Is there any reason I couldn't hook my iPad up to my printer via USB if I could install the printer's drivers on the iPad? Or would I even need to do that?
    You can't there is no port or adapter for that
    iPads do not operate like a laptop or computer In that aspect
    You won't need to load anything on the iPad once you have the actually printer set up it will print
    What is your setup ? Printer attached to computer ?
    07-30-2011 10:46 AM
  7. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I picked up a HP Photosmart D110 for $79 and it handles AirPrint wonderfully. It also has that ePrint so you can print by sending the printer an email from anywhere. Good stuff! And very affordable.
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    07-30-2011 11:46 AM
  8. pilsbury's Avatar
    You can't there is no port or adapter for that
    iPads do not operate like a laptop or computer In that aspect
    You won't need to load anything on the iPad once you have the actually printer set up it will print
    What is your setup ? Printer attached to computer ?
    Yes, my desktop is connected to my printer, a Canon PIXMA MP 490.
    07-30-2011 01:19 PM
  9. pilsbury's Avatar
    I picked up a HP Photosmart D110 for $79 and it handles AirPrint wonderfully. It also has that ePrint so you can print by sending the printer an email from anywhere. Good stuff! And very affordable.
    Hmmm. Very interesting. If I can rig this up to a printer, my Dell laptop will be about obsolete. Thanks.
    07-30-2011 01:24 PM
  10. CG68's Avatar
    Hmmm. Very interesting. If I can rig this up to a printer, my Dell laptop will be about obsolete. Thanks.
    Here is a list of airprint compliable printers fyi:

    Apple - iPad - Print right from your iPad with AirPrint.
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    07-30-2011 03:10 PM
  11. pilsbury's Avatar
    Well, this info solved that problem-thanks guys
    07-30-2011 03:55 PM
  12. pilsbury's Avatar
    One final question. The iPad 1 has air print capabilities already built into it, correct? What steps are taken when you get ready to print something? I'm asking because there are no visible print options in the settings. Also, I'll be able to print from my i4, correct?
    07-30-2011 08:01 PM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    One final question. The iPad 1 has air print capabilities already built into it, correct? What steps are taken when you get ready to print something? I'm asking because there are no visible print options in the settings. Also, I'll be able to print from my i4, correct?
    There is no steps just press print and how many copy's .. Your iPhone works the same way.
    If you do get the photo smart printer or similar above the is a Hp print app for using the built in scanner and printing pictures from your iPad or phone and it has more setting like paper size etc .
    Using a computer with a printer .. The printer does bot have to be on that list above that's what the AirPrint app you install on your computer does .. I have had both setups I now have a photo smart printer as well really easy to use and no cords so you can put the printer anywhere you want
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    07-30-2011 08:52 PM
  14. pilsbury's Avatar
    Thanks. I've been checking, and found the HP PS D110 new for $75 shipped on eBay. Probably go that route. Again, thanks for your help!
    07-30-2011 11:21 PM
  15. Dean211284's Avatar
    Not a app on the iPad it's built in when viewing a email press the icon in upper corner looks like a arrow jumping out of a box and press print it will find any printers on your wireless network that are AirPrint capable.
    Ipad1 ? Or 2 only. And can it only print emails/documents. Not say, a webpage or a picture I created inside an app?
    07-31-2011 11:58 AM
  16. Ask4Jay's Avatar
    @Dean211284 Let me tell you my setup. iPod touch ->older Brother printer via ePrint Free. Maybe it'll help. Documents and web pages I copy, and in ePrint paste them into a new Note - and print.
    There is no formatting, such as on an invoice with columns, etc. But at least you'll have the info in print. My own text notes and emails are OK.

    Via iPod touch and Tapatalk.
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    07-31-2011 12:37 PM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ipad1 ? Or 2 only. And can it only print emails/documents. Not say, a webpage or a picture I created inside an app?
    If the app supports printing then you can print if not you can prob copy and past to a email then print from that most of the time there is always a work around to do what you want
    07-31-2011 02:27 PM
  18. scottaaron's Avatar
    I tried with the app air print activator. It works fine for me. And also i checked the link provided by CG68, it's very useful and helpful.
    08-03-2011 10:33 PM
  19. avwh's Avatar
    Can a wireless printer that's AirPrint compatible be setup and print from an iPad 2 without a PC?
    08-23-2011 08:03 PM
  20. Paddy's Avatar
    Theresia is an otter solution for this problem: the app PrinterShare. It works with any printer connected to a Mac or PC.
    You have to install a little piece of software on yor desktop as well. More info at THE App store or on the website.
    09-13-2011 03:57 PM
  21. aaronkwok's Avatar
    Your iPad can detect wireless printer by it self no app needed if you have a older printer like non wireless and it's hooked to a computer you can share it on your network but also need to install a app called air print activator it runs it the background and worked flawless for me with a laser printer I had
    Thank you very much~~~
    09-13-2011 11:35 PM
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    09-15-2011 08:40 AM
  23. amanda_alben's Avatar
    I confirm. I agree with told all above. Let's discuss this question. Here or in PM.
    09-15-2011 09:17 AM
  24. pilsbury's Avatar
    Again, thanks for all the input!
    10-02-2011 10:06 AM
  25. FrDakota's Avatar
    Can a wireless printer that's AirPrint compatible be setup and print from an iPad 2 without a PC?
    I would say, that's the point of being an AirPrint enabled printer.
    10-03-2011 05:03 AM
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